STREET EVENT APPLICATION City of Philadelphia
Streets Department
Highway Right-of-Way Unit
Municipal Services Building, Room 960
1401 J. F. K. Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1676
(215) 686-5500, (215) 686-5501, (215) 686-5502
Welcome to Street Event Permit Online Application Page

Block Party and Other Event-permits allow you to block off traffic on your street for a party on a weekend or a summer holiday, Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Other Events (Including Birthday Celebrations, Weddings, Proms, Serenades & non-block party events) Maximum six (6) hours and there are NO Rain Dates for these events.

Before You Apply for Your Street Event Permit

  • Download and complete the Streets Event Petition Signature Form (instructions below).
  • Applications for Block Party must have a petition signed by 75% of the households (including 75% of any apartment complex) on the block and Other Event must have a petition signed by 90% of the households (including 90% of any apartment complex) on the block.
  • Scan the completed Street Event Petition Signature Form into a .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, or .gif file.
  • Store the file on the Smart phone, computer, or tablet you are using to fill out this Street Event Application so that you can upload it during the application process
  • Follow local COVID-19 public health guidance (Block Party and Other event) .
  • Please be patient while we process your application. We respectfully request that you hold off on contacting us until your event is less than 7 calendar days before event, and you have not yet been contacted. Contact information block.party@phila.gov. At that point, we appreciate you letting us know if your application has not yet been processed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Applications for Weekday Block Party or Street Festival Permits are not offered online at this time. To apply for Weekday Block Party, see the Permit Application Process.

Instructions for Submitting a Street Event Application

Please review the rules and restrictions related to Street Event permits before applying on-line. They are available on-line using the links below:

The following information is required:

  • The correct spelling of your first and last name.
  • A valid e-mail address where we can send your application’s status and your official permit.
  • A home address on the same block as the one you are applying.
  • A working cell phone number, for the best person to contact regarding the application/permit
  • A Street Event Petition Signature Form completed as described below.
  • Credit card, debit card or bank account information for on-line payment.The application will not be approved without payment.

Application Fees for Street Event

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The fee assessed for this permit represents the cost of processing the application and issuing the permit and is non-refundable. Payment is not accepted until police have approved your application. Please allow up to two weeks for police approvals.

  • $25.00 - Application and payment received at least 21 calendar days before event.
  • $60.00 - Application and payment received less than 21 days before event.
  • $150.00 - Other Events(Including Birthday Celebrations,Weddings,Proms,Serenades & other non-block party events)

Reminder:Street Event applications and payment must be received at least 5 business days before the event date.

Fees for Making Permit Payments Online

  • $1.95 - Payments made by credit or debit card.
  • 35¢ - Payments made by checking account.